Student Immigration Service

Applying for a visa

Find out which visa is the right one for you to study at Edinburgh, and learn how to apply for it.

Student (previously Tier 4) visa

Students on Calton Hill
If you are a non-UK or Irish national coming to the UK to study a full-time programme for more than 6 months, you will need to apply for a Student visa. You will also need to apply for a Student visa if you want to do a work placement as part of your programme or look for a part-time job while you are studying.

Other types of visas

A visa and a passport
Find out what type of visa you need, if your programme is less than 6 months long, an English language course with a duration of up to 11 months or if you are a British National Overseas (BN(O)) resident in Hong Kong.